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Mittie was arrested early March 17

4/2/2004 - TCU Horned Frogs

DALLAS -- TCU women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie has been charged in Newton, Kan., with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Newton city prosecutor David Yoder said in filing the charge that Mittie had a blood alcohol level of .121 when he was arrested at 3:50 a.m. March 17, The Dallas Morning News reported in its online edition Wednesday. The legal limit in Kansas is .08.

Mittie was arrested while on a three-day recruiting trip when an officer saw Mittie's vehicle swerving in the road and Mittie turning the vehicle's headlines on and off.

Mittie's attorney, Gregory Nye, did not immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday night.

The coach was released on $1,000 bond after his arrest. TCU reprimanded Mittie and ordered him to seek an alcohol evaluation and perform community service.

An April 8 court date has been set for Mittie. He faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000 if convicted.

TCU lost to Georgia on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.